Horror films are starting to take a new, fresher, and exciting form that endears the genre to a lot of movie enthusiasts. Quite a number of films in this genre have gone to receive several top-notch awards and nominations ranging from Golden Globes to Academy Awards. Some of the popular horror films you would be familiar with include The Exorcist, It, The Conjuring, Get Out, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Mist, and the 2016 thriller movie produced by James Gunn, The Belko Experiment. The horror film is also notable for starring quite a number of top Hollywood actors and actresses. Some of which include John Gallagher Jr., Adria Arjona, Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, and John McGinley.
Moreso, The Belko Experiment was able to gross a little over $11 million globally on a budget of $5 million at the Box office. Know more about this captivating movie and get details about the possibility of a second release coming out soon as you read on.
The Belko Experiment Reception
The Belko Experiment first premiered at the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival held on September 10, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. The film was subsequently released by Orion Pictures and Blumhouse Productions on March 17, 2017, in the United States of America. The horror film had an approval rating of 52% which was based on 98 critical reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes site IMDb also gave it an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 and Metacritic gave the film a 44% score based on 21 critical reviews.
The Belko Experiment 2: Is There Another Horrifying Thriller Coming Soon
Apart from the good reception the horror film received, the way it ended makes many assume there would be a follow-up sequel coming soon. The producers of The Belko Experiment have debunked claims that a sequel is being planned.
The action-thriller tells the story of 80 individuals who work at an American establishment known as Belko Industries. These individuals are instructed by an unknown voice to start murdering one another. The film depicts a survival of the fittest challenge with the workers pairing up in order to stay alive. It was later revealed that they were part of an ongoing experiment.
In the end, Mike Milch, portrayed by John Gallagher Jr., was the only one to have survived all of the varying challenges. Milch unwillingly participated in the experiment which involved killing his coworkers and watching his friends die. Eventually, Mike confronts the man behind the unseen voice. He eventually succeeds in killing him and his guard. At the end of the movie, it is revealed that the experiment was carried out on several offices at the same time.
As previously mentioned, many believed a sequel for The Belko Experiment was going to be released. Hopefully, fans and ardent lovers of The Belko Experiment will heave a big sigh of relief when the trailer of the sequel of the horror film is released. However, believe that the moderate numbers the film pulled in at the box office are what is preventing this film from jumpstarting a franchise.
If there will be a sequel, James Gunn, who is known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is expected to return to write and produce the upcoming film. With James Gunn at the helm, we are certain that another horrifying thriller is on its way.
However, no official statement has been released by the production company of the film regarding the possible release date. The distributors of the first part of The Belko Experiment, Orion Pictures, and Blumhouse Productions, are yet to come out with an official statement as well. Despite the lack of information about the film, the expectation level of The Belko Experiment 2 is still quite high and fans cannot wait for the highly anticipated sequel to be released.
From the available information, however, the upcoming horror film promises to be more thrilling and horrifying than its first release. More work is expected to have gone into both the acting and production. However, it is also anticipated that the reception of this movie should be better than the first, which would certainly be a commendable feat.